In a major boost to the Odisha’s economy, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bolangir-Bichhupali railway line on Tuesday.
He had gone to Odisha via Chhattisgarh’s Raipur.
The PM also laid the foundation stone for a permanent building at the Kendriya Vidyalaya at Sonepur and inaugurated new Passport Sewa Kendras at Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapur, Puri, Phulbani, Bargarh and Balangir.
He pointed out that the region having good connectivity automatically impacts all sectors including the tourism sector.
Apart from inaugurating the railway line, the Prime Minister launched six Ministry of Railways projects, including the launch of 813 kilometres of electrified lines from Jharsuguda to Vizianagaram and Sambalpur to Angul.
Prime Minister Modi also dedicated a Multi-Modal Logistics Park (MMLP) Jharsuguda, which will facilitate Import/Export and Domestic Cargo, including Private Freight Traffic (PFT).